The FAVA Folding Festival was created in 2008 by James Peake. Peake, an origami artist and enthusiast, began the festival with the vision of spreading the joy of paper folding to residents and visitors of the northeast Ohio region. Using the friendships he has made through his travels, Peake has year after year been able to feature the work of some of the best origami artists from across the globe. The festival includes an international origami exhibit, with related workshops and other free public events.
Founded in 1979 in Oberlin, Ohio, the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an independent nonprofit arts organization. FAVA is dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA is supported by its members. Support is also provided by: The Community Foundation of Lorain County, The Nord Family Foundation, The Stocker Foundation, The Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous business support of Meaden and Moore, LLC.; Bookkeeping Etc. Inc. and Hart Asphalt. FAVA’s education and outreach programs are also made possible through the generous support of Oberlin College and the Allen Memorial Art Museum.